JH BACKCOUNTRY HEALTH
CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS
LAURA PETERSON WRIGHT, DC
Dr. Laura is currently out on maternity leave. Expect her back in April or May depending on how her core strength is returning after her C-section and when she is sleeping again.
Our work requires strength and she will be doing her rehab to regain that. Our work also requires that we have good working brains, not sleep-deprived new mom brains. She misses you and will be excited when she can return!
Raised by two medical doctors with a penchant for travel, Laura spent her childhood moving every few years, living in Kenya, Wisconsin, Georgia, Zimbabwe and Virginia. She attended the College of William and Mary, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in linguistics. When her love of travel called, she spent a year teaching English in Nanjing, China before returning to Virginia and earning a degree in culinary arts. This led her to her first job in Jackson, Wyoming – creating desserts at the Four Seasons. She fell in love with the town and mountains, and soon her “one winter stint” in Jackson turned into six years. Her passion for sports and health conflicted with her work in pastries, and arm deep in cookie dough she decided to made the switch to a career in health. She found the perfect match in chiropractic, and moved to Minnesota to study at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
With a plan to return to Jackson after graduation, Laura focused intently on learning what would help her treat the everyday athletes of Jackson Hole. She worked with the Minnesota Vixen and Minnesota Freeze players, treating sports injuries and creating rehab programs.
Dr. Laura loves working with the everyday athletes that abide here – and all the pain, sprains, and strains that sometimes go along with that. She also enjoys treating jaw/TMJ issues and working on feet – yes really, feet are a favorite! She recently had her second child and knows firsthand and pain and instability during pregnancy and postpartum, and she will work with you through that. She is full body certified in Active Release Techniques, certified in Graston and SmartTools, and holds the FMT Performance Certification by RockTape. She has taken continuing education seminars on a myriad of subjects including Dry Needling, Neurodynamics (nerve release) and extremity joints, including the jaw, shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet, and is ready to work on any joint or muscle that might be causing issues!